Pastor Roger has officially joined the journey
This morning at church, Pastor Roger McPhail preached a sermon on "Christ and Culture" and confessed that after 25 years of ministry, he's re-embarked on a journey to discover what the New Testament Jesus would look like in our 21st century neighborhoods. It was inspiring to hear a recognized apostolic leader in the city say that Christ would probably do church very differently than American evangelicals do it, and to commit publicly to exploring how to reincarnate Christ through the church within our Brooklyn community. Pastor Roger also went decidedly post-modern, referencing a text message he received this week, a blog article he read, and inviting a certain shaggy haired non-leader in his church to close the service in prayer. I'm told that last week he even quoted Donald Miller's "Searching for God Knows What" (another title on my Wish List). About a month or so ago he referenced Malcolm Gladwell. Something special is happening in Bay Ridge.